World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Südliche Weinstraße

Article Id: WHEBN0000226941
Reproduction Date:

Title: Südliche Weinstraße  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Germersheim (district), Südwestpfalz, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Annweiler am Trifels, Districts of Rhineland-Palatinate
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Südliche Weinstraße

Südliche Weinstraße (French: Route-du-Vin-du-Sud) is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Südwestpfalz, Bad Dürkheim, the district-free city Neustadt (Weinstraße), Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Germersheim, and the French département Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Landau is surrounded by the district.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


On May 27, 1832 the Hambacher Fest took place in the castle of Hambach, an event which marks the beginning of the German democracy. The district was formed in 1969 by merging the districts Landau and Bergzabern. At first the name of the new district was Landau-Bad Bergzabern, it was renamed to Südliche Weinstraße in 1978.


The district is named after the first touristic route built in Germany in the 1930s, the German Wine Route (Deutsche Weinstraße). It starts in Bockenheim an der Weinstraße, goes through Bad Dürkheim, Deidesheim, and after 85 kilometers ends in Schweigen-Rechtenbach (near Bad Bergzabern).

The river Lauter forms part of the boundary with France in the south.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms is very similar to the one of the previous district Landau. In the top-left is the lion of the Electorate of the Palatinate. The white bar in the middle symbolizes the Weinstraße, the touristic route which gave the district its name. The bottom-right show two bunches of grapes, again symbolizing the route. The cross stands for Speyer, as the diocese of Speyer owned land in the district historically. The crown in the middle is taken from the coat of arms of the Bad Bergzabern district, symbolizing the Trifels and Annweiler areas.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Albersweiler
  2. Annweiler am Trifels1, 2
  3. Dernbach
  4. Eußerthal
  5. Gossersweiler-Stein
  6. Münchweiler am Klingbach
  7. Ramberg
  8. Rinnthal
  9. Silz
  10. Völkersweiler
  11. Waldhambach
  12. Waldrohrbach
  13. Wernersberg
  1. Bad Bergzabern1, 2
  2. Barbelroth
  3. Birkenhördt
  4. Böllenborn
  5. Dierbach
  6. Dörrenbach
  7. Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach
  8. Hergersweiler
  9. Kapellen-Drusweiler
  10. Kapsweyer
  11. Klingenmünster
  12. Niederhorbach
  13. Niederotterbach
  14. Oberhausen
  15. Oberotterbach
  16. Oberschlettenbach
  17. Pleisweiler-Oberhofen
  18. Schweigen-Rechtenbach
  19. Schweighofen
  20. Steinfeld
  21. Vorderweidenthal
  1. Altdorf
  2. Böbingen
  3. Burrweiler
  4. Edenkoben1, 2
  5. Edesheim
  6. Flemlingen
  7. Freimersheim
  8. Gleisweiler
  9. Gommersheim
  10. Großfischlingen
  11. Hainfeld
  12. Kleinfischlingen
  13. Rhodt unter Rietburg
  14. Roschbach
  15. Venningen
  16. Weyher in der Pfalz
  1. Herxheim bei Landau/Pfalz1
  2. Herxheimweyher
  3. Insheim
  4. Rohrbach
  1. Billigheim-Ingenheim
  2. Birkweiler
  3. Böchingen
  4. Eschbach
  5. Frankweiler
  6. Göcklingen
  7. Heuchelheim-Klingen
  8. Ilbesheim bei Landau in der Pfalz
  9. Impflingen
  10. Knöringen
  11. Leinsweiler
  12. Ranschbach
  13. Siebeldingen
  14. Walsheim
  1. Kirrweiler
  2. Maikammer1
  3. Sankt Martin
  1. Bornheim
  2. Essingen
  3. Hochstadt
  4. Offenbach an der Queich1
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

See also


External links

  • Official website (German)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.